NURS 618 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I (3)

This course focuses on the nursing role in disease management and the continuum of care for the individual from early through late adulthood. The student identifies, describes, and analyzes selected nursing interventions and treatments appropriate to adults with acute health problems. Emphasis will be on holistic assessment that builds and incorporates the principles of physiological, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual wellness within changing lifespan stages. The course highlights the professional nurse's role and communication skills needed in managing patient care based on the ability to question, analyze, and reason on behalf of the patient and to choose the appropriate care modality.